Learning Types – Discussion
Requires the learner to articulate their ideas and questions, and to challenge and respond to the ideas and questions from the teacher, and/or from their peers.
Conventional methods include face-to-face tutorials, seminars and group-based class discussion.
Moving discussion online: There are a number of good online options, including Moodle discussion forums which can be real-time (synchronous) or run over an extended period (asynchronous). Online forums can be even more productive than conventional tutorials as more students may contribute. For a richer discussion, Blackboard Collaborate can be run as a synchronous session.
Key UCL tools:
Take it further – more teaching and learning ideas
- Interview an expert (forum/chat)
- Webinars (Collaborate)
- Model answers/examples of previous work (forum)
- Analyse chat text (in course or uploaded)
- Job/professional reflections (blog)
- Group discussions on the topic, problem, reading (chat/blog/wiki)
- Social networking – participate (external)
- Reflective tasks – group or individual (forum)
- Special interest groups – share on a topic (forum)
- Lead a group project